History of Modern Psychology

History of Modern Psychology

Background Information:

The advent of the scientific era lead to the dismissal of religion and in particular the ability to study a subjective God. Belief in God was seen as irrational whereas the scientific method and knowledge derived from its usage was viewed as rational. Though the divide and negative tension between religion and psychology is closing, there continues to exist a decoupling of the two.  


  1. Read the weekly required journal article by De Jesus Cortez (1999).  attached below
  2. Read Chapter 1 in your textbook.  (Schultz, D.P., & Schultz, S.E. (2012). A History of Modern Psychology, (Ed. 10th), Chapter 1, The Study of the History of Psychology)
  3. Include in your post the following:  Discuss why scientific community (by way of the scientific method and theories) rejected God. Specifically, what historical factors lead to the divide between science and God. Next, discuss what current factors continue to separate religion and psychology. Last, discuss your view of the religious/psychological divide. Be sure that you are supporting your view with citations (outside sources).
    • Make initial post
    • 250-300 words

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